Our April 19th Jam session will be held April 19th at Festival House on Churchill Ave.
Dave Schroeder is a bassist, guitarist, composer and educator based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada - though he has spent most of his time in recent years studying, performing and teaching in South Florida. After completing his Bachelor of Music Honours degree in 2004, Dave was awarded a Senate Medal from Carleton University. In 2005, he began studying at the graduate level at the University of Manitoba. In 2006, Dave relocated to Florida to study at the world-renowned University of Miami. He completed a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance in 2008 and was awarded a full scholarship to pursue Doctoral studies. In 2011, Dave received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami, becoming the only Canadian electric bassist ever to attain this honour. He has also spent time studying at Berklee College of Music. In 2009, Dave received a Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award for his work with The University of Miami Funk-Fusion Ensemble. Dave currently teaches music at Carleton University, and is very active as an in-demand session bassist and guitarist.
Dave has studied guitar with world-class teachers and players such as Steve Pittico, Wayne Eagles and University of Miami Jazz Guitar Chair Randall Dollahon. He has also studied voice with Lauren Richardson. Dave has performed extensively in a wide range of genres including rock, blues, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, celtic, funk, fusion, Afrobeat, country and folk. His career has taken him to performances in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, New York State, Massachusetts, Alabama and Florida. Dave has jammed with or opened for artists such as The Spirit of the West, Bruce Hornsby, April Wine, Junkhouse, The Headstones, Wu-Tang Clan, The Barstool Prophets, The Skydiggers, Etta James, John Lee Hooker Junior and Kim Mitchell among many others. Dave has also had the opportunity to jam and/or perform with major figures in jazz-related music such as Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, Jeff Hirshfield, Stefon Harris, Terrion Gully and Brazilian guitar legend Nelson Faria.